The Kedumba Collection

Since its inception in 1990, the Kedumba Collection has acquired more than 250 drawings.

The collection has been built on the winning entries from the annual Kedumba Drawing Award as well as approved gifts and acquisitions by the Artist Trustees and Director on behalf of the Collection.

Over the years the Collection has become one of the most significant and important collections of late 20th century and contemporary drawing in Australia.
Artists represented include Sidney Nolan, Margaret Olley, Lloyd Rees, John Olsen, Elizabeth Cummings, Jan Senbergs, Wendy Sharpe, Lucy Culliton, Ben Quilty and Aida Tomescu among many others.

Artists in the Collection

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John Forrester-Clack

Over the last decade I have investigated and explored the act or action of mark making and surface materiality. Through […]

Donald Friend

Donald Friend was born in Sydney in 1915 and died 1989. He was a student of the Royal Art School […]

Nora Heysen

No bio yet. Hilda Media type. Donated by the artist in 2001.  

Will Hohman

Born 1958, California. Studied life drawing under Bill Brice during BFA in drawing, painting and printmaking, UCLA, 1981. MFA, Otis […]

Anne Judell

Born 1942, Melbourne.Studied design, RMIT, 1959-62. Moved to Sydney 1977, to New York 1979-80, and Southern Highlands, NSW, 1995. Regular […]

Margaret Olley

AC AO b. June 1923 d. July 2011 Margaret Olley was born in Lismore, NSW and died at her home […]

John Olsen

Born in Newcastle in 1928. John Olsen is one of Australia’s most respected artists. He was awarded an OBE for […]

John Philippides

Born in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt. John now lives in Australia and visits Italy regularly. He studied fine […]

Peter Powditch

Peter Powditch was born in Sydney in 1942 and trained in fine art at the National Art School. He won […]

The new Kedumba Drawing Award

In 2024 the Kedumba Collection will host the $20,000 acquisitive Kedumba Drawing Award!

For 35 years the Kedumba Drawing Award has been one of the pre-eminent awards for drawing in Australia. The addition of the $20,000 prize money will ensure that the Award continues to grow and build on its success for many years to come.

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